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Why consider a career in law? There are many reasons to pursue a career in law, especially since there are a variety of jobs that suit all kinds of people. Every person’s dream job is different, but some common reasons to work in the legal field include:
If you’re applying to law school, then you should know that your scores on the LSAT can make or break your acceptance into certain schools. Therefore, it’s imperative that you spend a fair amount of time preparing so you do well. Don’t make the mistake of thinking all standardized tests are alike though. While tests like the SAT and the ACT test your knowledge of certain subjects, the LSAT focuses on deductive reasoning. So consider what it means to do well on the LSAT, and how you can practice and prepare to increase your score.
When many students apply to college, they’re often not thinking about college – they’re thinking about what comes after college. For some, that means the work force. For others, it means going to medical school or law school. If you’re thinking ahead already, especially if you hope to become a lawyer, then you’re probably already considering schools and majors with that goal in mind.
There are benefits to choosing a college while thinking about law school. While GPA, extracurriculars, and LSAT scores matter a great deal when gaining acceptance to law school, earning your undergraduate degree at a particular school can go a long way as well, for a number of reasons.
Recently, I addressed the question “What’s The Point Of A JD/MBA?” If you’re someone who is thinking about pursuing a JD/MBA, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what the application process looks like and to understand the different options among the various schools you may end up considering.
If you’re thinking about applying to law school in the near future, there are many benefits to waiting a year or two to do so. As noted last week, waiting may give you time to raise your LSAT score, thus putting you in a position to go to a better school or get a better scholarship. In addition to these benefits, waiting to go to law school offers advantages that future students will reap once they get to law school.
Interested law school applicants would do well to consider waiting a year or two to apply to law school. Law schools aren’t going anywhere, and by waiting to apply, future applicants put themselves in a position to reap numerous benefits. In Part I, we consider the benefits that occur before law school. Next week, in Part II, we’ll consider the benefits that occur during law school.